Outdoor games at Safeco Field? … Living with tragedy in Renfrew, Ont. … Blazers goalie in NYC

If you’re watching the World Series, here’s hoping you have access to Fox-TV because analyst John Smoltz is good. Really good. Larry Brooks of the New York Post related this anecdote in a Sunday column: So Antti Raanta, the former Rangers netminder...

Oil Kings win opener . . . Another team to hire head coach . . . Three WHLers get NHL deals

F Yannic Seidenberg (Medicine Hat, 2003-04) has signed a one-year extension with Red Bull Munich (Germany, DEL). In 46 games, he had 12 goals and 10 assists. . . . D Colton Jobke (Kelowna, Regina, 2009-13) has...

Another WHL team looking for head coach . . . Brandon boys win two in OT . . . Royals still alive

pic.twitter.com/rb7fEKokHk — Drive BC (@DriveBC) F Radek Duda (Regina, Lethbridge, 1998-2000) has signed a two-year extension with Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic, Extraliga). This season, as team captain, he had 19 goals and 17 assists in 46 games. ———...

Concussion issue won’t go away . . . A 16-team Memorial Cup?

“Now that we know what it is,” writes Roy MacGregor of The Globe and Mail, “what do we do about it?” Indeed, what do we do about the concussion problem in sports? MacGregor continues: “A new scholarly paper published this week by two Canadian...

Ex-Brandon defenceman dies . . . Wheaties end Edmonton drought . . . Rebels win fourth straight

F Jordan Knackstedt (Red Deer, Moose Jaw, 2004-08) signed for the rest of this season with Kaufbeuren (Germany, DEL2). Knackstest was released on Monday by mutual agreement by Saryarka Karaganda (Kazakhstan, Vysshaya Liga). This season, with Rubin Tyumen...

Canucks come back for win against Avs in Horvat’s debut

It only happens once. Forward Bo Horvat of the Vancouver Canucks suffered a shoulder injury after getting hit by Edmonton Oilers forward Tyler Pitlick in a pre-season game on Oct. 2. The Canucks, led by president of hockey operations Trevor Linden...

Yamamoto back with Chiefs … Team WHL whips Russia … Silvertips suspend pair

Always special when #Canucks hold @NHL #HockeyFightsCancer Night. Before we hit the jumbo screen, @alexjauld & I tell you who we fight for. pic.twitter.com/YfWUwpZnQm — Joey Kenward (@kenwardskorner) November 7, 2017 F Kailer Yamamoto is back with the Spokane...

Heard the news? Matthews scored four . . . WCL still interested in Kamloops . . . Roberts quite a walker

So . . . if you hadn’t heard, centre Auston Matthews scored four goals in his first game with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. . . . I wonder what it might have been like had Wayne Gretzky played during the social...

Steel, Brooks spark Pats . . . Zborosky, Ice calm Hurricanes . . . Steenbergen, Broncos drop Warriors

TUESDAY’S GAMES:At Kelowna, F Conner Bruggen-Cate’s second goal of the season, an empty-netter, was the winner as CONNER BRUGGEN-CATEthe Rockets beat the Kamloops Blazers, 3-2. . . . F Collin Shirley’s 15th goal had given the Blazers the lead at 2:12 of the first...

Hitmen add forward … Rebels drop two skaters … Kubic big for Blades … Jeannot sparks Warriors

The Calgary Hitmen have signed F Orca Wiesblatt, 17, who is from Calgary. He was in Calgary’s lineup on Friday night as it dropped a 5-4 decision to the host Lethbridge Hurricanes. . . . He had been playing with the AJHL’s Brooks...

Brain injuries claim another career . . . Tory hits social media’s campaign trail

F Jade Galbraith (Saskatoon, 2000-01) has been released by the Dundee Stars (Scotland, UK Elite) after the British government refused his visa application. Dundee won’t pursue an appeal of the rejection. Last season, with the Heerenveen Flyers (Netherlands, Eredivisie),...

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